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Afshan Azad's Brother Put in Jail

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Posted by: Mel
January 22, 2011, 12:36 AM

The brother of Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) has been put in jail for assaulting Ms. Azad June of last year:

The brother of Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad was jailed on Friday for six months for attacking his sister after discovering she was dating a non-Muslim.

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The actress, who now lives in London, had asked the court not to jail her older brother.
But judge Roger Thomas sent him to prison for six months after he pleaded guilty to the assault.
"This persistent attack was accompanied by serious and very hurtful abuse and threats," the judge told the defendant.
"The background to this offence lies in the concern that you, and perhaps other family members, had about Afshan's relationship with a young man who was not of the Islamic faith."

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62 Comments

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Should be more then 6 month cuz that was really bad.

Posted by HarryPotterGirl (Hermione) on January 22, 2011, 12:34 PM report to moderator
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346 Points

Oh my God that’s sad. I definitely don’t envy her situation. What religion can bring – good or bad.

Posted by cloethebelatrixlover on January 22, 2011, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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What everyone must realise is that while the brother pleaded guilty to the abuse he does feel perfectly justified to do so according to Shira (spelling?) Law by which muslims live and not by the laws of any western country in which they reside. We can only hope she remains safe. Many prayers to her!!!

Posted by hewy on January 22, 2011, 01:40 PM report to moderator
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254 Points

I hope this is resolved soon. I’m afraid this will only foment anti-Muslim hate now, which is already so high especially in America. (Even though she doesn’t live in America. But that’s not the point.)

Posted by andarocketship on January 22, 2011, 02:49 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

This must be so awful for her! But how terrifying!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 22, 2011, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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190 Points

I feel bad for her. He did do something wrong, so concequences are consequences, i just hope he gets some parol though.

Posted by 9em on January 22, 2011, 04:01 PM report to moderator
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110 Points

I feel so bad for her :( she must feel so confused and conflicted.

Posted by moisenallie16 on January 22, 2011, 04:55 PM report to moderator
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13617 Points

Aww, poor Afshan :( I hope she’s OK … :(

Posted by Gryffindor_Girl_xx {ROAR!!} on January 22, 2011, 05:07 PM report to moderator
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142 Points

wow that’s hard on the family. nice to know that she’s okay thought!

Posted by hprules62 on January 22, 2011, 05:25 PM report to moderator
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Hope she’s okay :-)

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on January 22, 2011, 07:47 PM report to moderator
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637 Points

Oh gosh. Why’d it take this long??!! She obviously loves her brother… but she can talk on the phone to whoever she likes! What did her parents do, the article only said they were “involved”? I just hope they don’t all want her to only go out with a certain religion.

Posted by spelljinxcursehexcharm on January 22, 2011, 08:55 PM report to moderator
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I feel for her. she must be hurting and sad from what happend i know i would hope everything turns for the best later on.

Posted by harmonyb on January 22, 2011, 10:21 PM report to moderator
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838 Points

Poor Afshan. Shame on her brother.

Posted by Tanderule on January 22, 2011, 10:31 PM report to moderator
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5388 Points

Serves him right. Poor Afshan must have been distressed

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on January 22, 2011, 10:53 PM report to moderator
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1599 Points

i remember this from last year, i hope it is going to clear up now that he has been sentenced. i cant imagine going through that ordeal and then having to re-live it in court.
also, its my ravenclaw showing but it should say “pled” rather than “pleaded.” :/

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on January 22, 2011, 11:03 PM report to moderator
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